James Clarence Mangan Long Poems
- 1. Lament For Banba
O my land! O my love!
What a woe, and how deep,
Is thy death to my long mourning soul!
God alone, God above,
- 2. Kathleen-ni-houlahan
Long they pine in weary woe, the nobles of our land,
Long they wander to and fro, proscribed, alas! and banned;
Feastless, houseless, altarless, they bear the exile's brand,
But their hope is in the coming-to of Kathleen-Ni-Houla-han!
- 3. A Lament For The Princes Of Tyrone And Tyrconnel
O woman of the piercing wail,
Who mournest o'er yon mound of clay
With sigh and groan,
Would God thou wert among the Gael!
- 4. The Nameless One
Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river,
That sweeps along to the mighty sea;
God will inspire me while I deliver
My soul of thee!
- 5. Dark Rosaleen
O my Dark Rosaleen,
Do not sigh, do not weep!
The priests are on the ocean green,
They march along the deep.